Saturday, June 26, 2010

PGPD to Partner with Metro Latino Aids Coalition for National HIV Testing Day

Prince George's County, Maryland …The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Station and the Metro Latino Aids Coalition (MLAC) will be working together this Sunday to educate the Langley Park community about HIV and AIDS during the National HIV testing day.

There are increasing numbers of Latino community members becoming infected by the disease, and with the growing population the numbers of those infected could continue to increase.  Along with safety and security, the Department considers the well being and health of its communities also as an utmost importance.

A mobile unit will be in the area conducting blood testing from the Mary’s Center along with organizations present to conduct Rapid Oral tests at the District I COPS office.  The event is free to the public.

Who:     District I Acting Commander, Captain Cesar Pacheco
             District I COPS Officers
             La Clinica de Pueblo
             Planned Parenthood
             Whitman-Walker Clinic
             National Institute of Health – Vaccine Research Center
             EL ZOL Radio Station 99.1FM

When:   Sunday, June 27, 2010
Time:    11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.

Where: District I COPS Office
            8011 New Hampshire Avenue
            Langley Park, Maryland 20783

Members of the media are invited.  For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.


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